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‘I want you to raise him and be his parents for the rest of his life.’ She gave us the biggest blessing of our lives.’: Couple adopt 3 miracle children after unexplained infertility diagnosis

“My husband took my hands and said, ‘Rachel, I think we need to wait. I feel like a child is going to be put into our lives when we aren’t expecting it.’ Two days later, the sweetest baby boy was wheeled into the room. As soon as I saw him, my heart knew….I would do anything for him.”

Teen posing in doorway

Dear Newfound College Parents, Do Not Rescue Your Children

“Roughly 8 out of 10 of us will get a phone call from a super miserable college kid. Like, flat out miserable. They will be friendless, homesick, overwhelmed, unsure of their every decision and certain things will never get better. Sit with them, coach them, pray for them, but make them stay on that train. It will be one of the hardest things you have ever done.”

‘He’s the kid who never listens the first time. Or even the tenth. His heart breaks because he’s not always sure why what he’s doing is so wrong.’: Mom says her energetic son ‘needs you to hear him’

“He is smart as a whip, yet school isn’t always his jam. He’d rather talk about why Sally is giving away 24 of her apples instead of solving the story problems in math. He can read your emotions on your face, and will always know who is lonely on the playground.”

‘I was pregnant at only 17. In true Jerry Springer style, I married the childhood best friend of my baby’s daddy.’: Teen mom says she was ‘petrified but determined’ and ‘always knew’ she’d have the baby

“The news rocked my parents’ world. I was smart in school and dumb in love. I enrolled in community college, worked a full-time job and went to class at night. I married a man who had been my friend from the start. He too was at the hospital the night my daughter was born. When my daughter was 11, my husband adopted her. The paperwork was the thing that gave her his name, though she already had his heart.”

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